I picked myself up a Sony Nex 5 with other day and thought I would share my thoughts. So far I have been really impressed with the camera, there are some little niggles that have been mentioned in the reviews, the interface can be a little annoying due to the lack of manual buttons but I found it ok to use once I got the hang of it and think that the reviews are exaggerating, it certainly isnt so bad that it is a deal breaker. At the end of the day its only software so it could easily be added to, like some people they could do with just adding an option of changing the menu from say basic to pro mode. The other thing is attaching the flash is a bit time consuming but with the good ISO performance I dont feel I will be using it much, and if I do take the camera out and feel I might need it then I will just attach it beforehand and leave it on the camera. I suppose the only problem that will arise is when you want to use a flash and say an optical or electronic viewfinder. I am really pleased with the picture quality the kit zoom lens is producing, I wasnt impressed at first when I started taking pics in Fine Jpeg mode but then I switched it to RAW and then I was much more satisfied. I have switched to the NEX from a Sony A200 and I was worried about the change being a fan of DSLR's, and that a lot of the press said that the NEX is aimed at compact users wanting better picture quality. But I have to say now that I dont think I will look back, it is a much easier camera to carry around and much less inconspicious, not that im into taking sneaky pics! But its nice to be able to take a good camera to say a meal out, or other places where a full sized dslr would really make you stand out. Im looking forward to trying some other lenses with all the adapters that are coming out now, and I would be interested if anyone else here has already tried this out. I am going to look into getting a good prime lens but not decided what to go for yet, maybe an old Zeiss contax or something like that. I am not worried about having to manually focus the camera as the digital zoom confirmation is excellent giving up to 14x magnification and the LCD display is stunning good resolution compared to my A200. The only thing at the moment is I have to stop shoving the camera in my face every time I pick it up trying to look through a viewfinder thats not there! Anyway would be interested to hear other peoples thoughts or if anyone is looking at buying this camera and has any questions let me know. Though bear in mind im not a pro just a consumer.